A new lease of life
I’ve just finished reading the latest issue and I was inspired to tell you about my crafting journey and about how I became a cardmaker. My mother taught me to knit at the age of eight and, until recently, I’d knitted ever since. I am now in my late fifties and I’ve been struggling with some serious health issues. My consultant told me last year that I can no longer knit. I was devastated as knitting was my life. I am housebound because of my illness, and knitting was what I did all day. I was so distraught and upset to lose the thing that got me through the day.
Upon this news, my lovely husband brought home a copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft. I can’t remember which one I started with, but it had a beautiful set of free stamps and papers – it didn’t take long until I was hooked. I now make cards all day long and look forward to your magazine every month. You have given me a new hobby that I love. I have even lent my magazines to my sister so she can get started cardmaking, too. Thank you. Christine Smith, via email
Sarah says: What an uplifting story, Christine. I’m so glad that you were inspired by the magazine and that cardmaking has filled the hole that knitting left. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Christine’s days are made up of crafting gorgeous cards like these